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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Happy New Year from HBT!

    Jan 1, 2015, 12:19 AM EST

    Happy New Year

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot . . . wait, “auld?” What the heck is “auld?”

  2. The Phillies are “poking around” on Aaron Harang

    Dec 31, 2014, 3:00 PM EST

    Aaron Harang

    Can we maybe go back to “kicking the tires” or “aggressively pursuing?”

  3. The Phillies trade Marlon Byrd to the Reds for pitcher Ben Lively

    Dec 31, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

    Marlon Byrd

    The Reds get a left fielder. The Phillies unload at least part of a contract.

  4. The Dodgers formally announce their signing of Brett Anderson

    Dec 31, 2014, 12:59 PM EST

    Brett Anderson

    It took 16 days to finalize, but now it’s final.

  5. Jesus Montero is in the Best Shape of His Life

    Dec 31, 2014, 7:55 AM EST

    Jesus Montero Getty

    The once top prospect has lost 30-35 pounds.

  6. The Mariners are still considering Seth Smith

    Dec 30, 2014, 11:07 AM EST

    Seth Smith Padres

    A lot of teams are, actually.

  7. Brett Myers is a singer now. His single is called “Kegerator”

    Dec 30, 2014, 10:11 AM EST

    Brett Myers Getty

    I’m simultaneously surprised and not surprised.

  8. The Braves’ “Plan B” for B.J. Upton is pretty hilarious

    Dec 30, 2014, 9:25 AM EST

    B.J. Upton

    Of course, hilarious is an improvement over the past two seasons of B.J. Upton.

  9. Athletics, Padres, Yankees and Nats are players for Hector Olivera

    Dec 30, 2014, 8:28 AM EST

    cuba hat

    The second baseman has had some health issues, but has a potent bat.

  10. The most very special Hall of Fame ballot so far

    Dec 29, 2014, 3:32 PM EST

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    Nomar over Trammell? McGriff and Sheffield over Bagwell and Raines? Lee Smith at all? Take it away Jay Dunn!

  11. The Yankees trade Shawn Kelley to the Padres

    Dec 29, 2014, 2:42 PM EST

    Yankees logo

    He brings back a minor league righty

  12. Ozzie Guillen wants to manage again

    Dec 29, 2014, 2:12 PM EST

    Chicago White Sox manager Guillen sits in the dugout against the LA Angels during MLB American League baseball game in Anaheim

    Why hasn’t he gotten a call?

  13. Why don’t cities just buy sports teams instead of paying to build them stadiums?

    Dec 29, 2014, 12:51 PM EST

    Condemned

    Spoiler Alert: because they can’t. They legally can’t.

  14. Five Hall of Famers this year? And a big jump for Tim Raines?

    Dec 29, 2014, 11:32 AM EST

    Tim Raines

    I wouldn’t necessarily bet on such a thing, but some interesting things could be happening with this year’s balloting.

  15. Pirates exec says millennials are go-getters

    Dec 29, 2014, 10:40 AM EST

    pirates logo

    Wait . . . I was told that wasn’t true!

  16. Jose Iglesias, with an extended aside about cheeseburger and burrito stats

    Dec 29, 2014, 10:01 AM EST

    Jose Iglesias

    Taco Bell used to explain to us what burritos are. They don’t anymore. There’s a good reason for that.

  17. Mess with MLB? Lose your All-Star Game

    Dec 29, 2014, 9:07 AM EST

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    There’s a reason why Major League Baseball is, apparently, not putting the 2016 All-Star Game in Baltimore.

  18. Trevor Bauer’s offseason program is pretty high tech

    Dec 29, 2014, 8:24 AM EST

    Trevor Bauer

    His video equipment is in the Best Shape of Its Life.

  19. Are the Red Sox more respectful of Roger Clemens’ legacy than Wade Boggs’?

    Dec 29, 2014, 6:53 AM EST

    Roger Clemens Red Sox

    No one has worn his number 21 since 1996. But they give out Wade Boggs’ number 26 to anyone.

  20. Report: Hiroki Kuroda is going back to Japan

    Dec 26, 2014, 3:49 PM EST

    Hiroki Kuroda

    After seven years in the United States, Hiroki Kuroda is heading home.

  21. Baseball in Uganda? Yes, baseball in Uganda.

    Dec 26, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

    Uganda tourism destinations

    And it’s all thanks to a man named George Mukhobe.

  22. Padres season ticket sales have spiked in the wake of their offseason spending spree

    Dec 26, 2014, 9:35 AM EST

    Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things.

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  3. H. Bailey (2306)
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